888sport Review

888sport_bcWith a name like 888sport it’s strange to think that many punters are only aware of the great casino experience that this company provides. Poker and casino are an important part of the overall operation but no bookmaker review would be complete without mentioning that this bookmaker also handles one of the most innovative and generous sportsbooks on the market.

Originally, the company was part of the Blue Square group but after the 888 Group of companies was set up in the British Virgin Islands in 1997, that initial casino was opened. Sport arrived in 2008 and in the years that have followed, 888sport has grown to become one of the most original and respected bookmakers around.

888sport Bonus Review

$ 250 Bet Bonus Click to Claim
New Customers only. $10 min deposit. The bonus will be applied once the full deposit amount has been wagered at least once with cumulative odds of 1.5 or greater. Wagering must be cleared within 60 days. This offer may not be combined with any other offer. Withdrawal restriction and Full T&C’s apply
£ 30 Current Offer Click to Claim
TC’s apply Promo Code: 30fb Bet £/€10 on any market with odds of 1/2 (1.5) or greater and get £/€30 in Free Bets
Terms & Conditions
New customers only – Minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code 30fb - A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 placed on any sports market - Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5) - Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days - Free bet stakes not included in returns - Deposit method and withdrawal restrictions apply - Full T&C’s apply

The bookmaker decided to introduce some changes to the terms and conditions regarding the welcome bonus. In the future, punters will not receive an extra £10 Casino bonus as part of the betting Welcome Offer and the new bonus code is 30F, so if you haven’t registered an account with 888Sport yet, and you would like to and claim the bonus, make sure that you use the provided code (TC’s apply).

Welcome Bonus Terms and Conditions

As soon as you register, make your first deposit and then proceed on to place your first bet, in an amount of at least £10, you will become eligible for the Bet £10, Get £30 bonus (TC’s apply). Just as before, the promotion will be ongoing, i.e. it will apply to all new punters who haven’t been registered before, provided that they are at least 18 years of age and that nobody in their household (that uses the same computer or mobile device), has claimed the bonus previously.

The bonus is to be claimed once a successful deposit is completed and you will receive an email from the operator once you make your first deposit. Then you will need to click on the link provided in the email and use the respective bonus code (30F). Make sure that you claim the bonus within 7 days, because that is for how long the link will be valid. If you fail to claim the bonus within a week, it will no longer be available. New punters from the UK will always be able to claim the bonus. However, if you’re a resident of another countries, you should check your availability, as citizens of certain countries are restricted.

Once you make a deposit you will need to make a qualifying bet of at least £10, at odds not lower than 1/2. If you place an each way, you will need to wager a total of £20. A qualifying bet cannot be cashed out and it has to be placed within 30 days after you have registered. The bonus funds will become available after the bets are settled and within a maximum of 72 hours.

If a player has made their deposit via Skrill, Neteller, or PayPal, then they won’t be able to claim the bonus. The bonus cannot be used in combination with other bonus and the bet tokens can’t be used on each-way or permutation bets. There are 3 £10 tokens, one of which can be wagered only from a mobile device. Each token can only be wagered in its full amount.

Tokens expire within 7 days after they have been awarded and the token amount is not included in the returns, only the difference. So, for example, if you place a £10 token at evens, you will only receive £10 – the winnings, but not the original £10 token.

Signing up with 888sport

They are known as a bookmaker who offers excellent value in terms of odds and a great selection of markets to go with it. 888sport are also very competitive when it comes to lining up ongoing promotions and these change on a regular basis.

Recently, they have amended their welcome offer to give you treble odds on your opening bet. Potentially that could be a generous deal if you happen to land a high price winner.

My Ratings

  • Bonus Offer – 7/10
  • Games – 9/10
  • Support – 2/10
  • Banking – 8/10
  • Overall Rating – 6.5

The Welcome Offer

The offer is easily located from the home page and it shows an example of what you could win if you make a successful opening bet. This picture also underlines the important point that the extra winnings are paid out in free bets while there is a further link that takes you to the rest of the terms and conditions.

There’s quite a lot of information here but in reality the offer is pretty straightforward. The other main points include the fact that you have to deposit a minimum of £5.00 and a maximum of £10.00 while you cannot use Skrill or Neteller to make your first deposit.

Take a while to check these before heading on to the registration page.

Registration

Registration is over three pages but they are all very brief and just require the very basic information.

First page just asks for your name, e-mail and date of birth

Now choose a username, password and security question

Finish off with address, phone number and currency of your bank and you’re done! It’s a very fast process at the end of which you get a nice confirmation.

Click on the ‘Go to Sportsbook’ button and before you start playing, the process will take you to the cashier.

Funding

The cashier page is pretty straightforward but remember that you need to avoid Skrill at this point if you are to take advantage of the offer. Credit or debit cards are acceptable but as I always like to play with e-wallets if I possibly can, the choice for me was an easy one.

I completed the Paypal transaction and although I had to log back in to my 888sport account once this had been done, the money was there as soon as I returned.

Placing a Bet

Like all home pages, the list of markets can be found at the left hand side of the home page so if you’re looking for an event on that particular day, it should be at the very top. Scroll down and you will find the full list of sports which seem to be listed by popularity so if you want something a bit ‘niche’ then it could be tricky to track down.

The only way of truly testing the offer is to make a winning first bet so my choice was a difficult one. I wanted something that I thought was fairly certain but at the same time gave me some value so I chose Barcelona to lead Villarreal at half time at what seemed like a very generous 8/9.

Click on your choice and the bet slip is a very familiar one.

Fortunately my pick came in and my account was credited very quickly – within moments of the half time whistle.

Bonus Bet

888sport promise that your free bets will appear in your account within 72 hours of your opening punt being settled. I checked at regular intervals after landing that initial win and around 24 hours after settlement, it had appeared under my account balance.

Now you must make a selection and if you want to use the freebie, be sure to click on the ‘Free Bets Available’ button.

Remember, these must be used in their entirety as soon as they arrive and they cannot be split into multiple bets.

Support

When making my initial deposit a chat window appeared and it seemed like a good time to test out the support. The good news is that the response time is very quick; this window appeared and an operator was with me within 30 seconds.

There is no mention in the terms and conditions of minimum odds on the opening bet so I thought it was reasonable to check if there was any requirement. Unfortunately it was soon clear that the operator didn’t know what I was talking about.

The initial reply said ‘10’, I said that sounds like a maximum stake, they then asked me to hold, checked if I had an e-mail on the treble the odds offer, told me I was eligible for it and closed the chat session before I had a chance to reply.

I can only think that I was unlucky to have such a basic question and to find someone without an elementary grasp of terms. Next time, I’ll e-mail.

Conclusion

Don’t let that support issue put you off – I’m certainly not going to and I intend to keep playing at 888sport in the long term. What I like is the value and range of markets while I will be sure to make use of the ongoing promotions of which there are many to enjoy.

The welcome offer does need an opening win so it’s not guaranteed in the way that many bookies’ deals are but if you land it, it can be generous. Signing up is also quick and easy and there’s lots to enjoy here at 888sport.

Sports Markets/Odds

888sport are usually one of the first bookmakers to declare in any sporting market and that’s a huge bonus to all punters. Regular checking of the comparison sites also shows generous sets of odds in all markets and frequently they are out on their own with the highest available price.

The bookie has an extensive list of markets too and this includes all your popular sports along with a good choice of minority events. The full list reads,

Football, Tennis, Cricket, Golf, Snooker, Basketball, Darts, Baseball, Cycling, American Football, Athletics, Aussie Rules, Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Chess, Handball, Ice Hockey, Motorsports, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Surfing, Table Tennis, Trotting, UFC & MMA, Volleyball and Winter Sports.

That’s a really wide set of events – how many bookies provide markets for chess? In addition, there are special events such as elections around the world and reality TV.

Banking Options

888sport’s list of funding options has grown significantly over recent years and now there are a number of standard methods together with some e-wallet facilities. The full list appears in a scrolling bar towards the bottom of the home page and it includes.

Bank transfer, debit and credit card, ukash, Skrill, Paypal, Neteller, paysafecard, ewire, Fundsend and many, many more. All methods are fast and all use secure servers so your personal details are never compromised.

Customer Service

The help button is conveniently located in the top right corner of the home page and clicking this opens a very extensive list of FAQs. Further help options aren’t quite so easy to find but if you type ‘contact’ into the advanced search box then this will reveal the relevant telephone number.

Final Conclusion

For generous odds and a healthy welcome bonus it’s hard to find a better bookmaker than 888sport. In addition, there is the most extensive list of sporting events you can obtain so for an all-round package, 888sport really does have everything.

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Pros

  • Generous welcome bonus of up to £88 in free bets
  • Additional £5 free bet for mobile users
  • Generous odds
  • Huge list of events to bet on
  • Early prices in most markets.

Cons

  • It’s difficult to track down customer service and the contact details should be shown more prominently on the website.

888sport Information

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Company Name:Cassava Enterprises Ltd.
Founded:1997
Online Since:2008
Registered:Gibraltar
Website URL:http://www.888sport.com/bet/
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